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Youth Ministry

A welcoming community for middle and high school students

“I come because it’s different from other groups I belong to. It doesn’t matter what you are at school; here you can be more like you. It’s fun to be together with friends and do the trips, but sometimes there is something more. I can’t quite describe it, but that something more is why I keep coming back.”
– a First Church youth

FUMC Youth Ministry

The FUMC Youth Ministry engages all middle and high school students in a supportive, welcoming community that invites young people to grow in a life-long relationship with Christ and each other through service, worship, and fun.

Upcoming Events

Engage: weekly fun and spiritual growth for middle and high school students

Engage Kick-Off and Parent Meeting

Sunday, August 28 | 4:30-7:00PM| Family Life Center
Join us as Engage, our Sunday evening youth fellowship for 6th-12th graders, returns on Sunday nights. We will play games, sing, and share a meal. Parents and guardians are also invited to take part in an important conversation about the social and emotional development of tweens and teens as well as how to stay aware of the challenges kids are facing and support their mental health.
Bridge the transition time of being a tween

Connect for Tweens

Friday, September 16 | 6:00-9:00PM | Family Life Center
All 5th-7th graders are invited to Connect, a time just for tweens! Connect helps kids bridge the transition between child and youth by helping tweens connect with each other and God, while having tons of fun. Together, we’ll cook dinner, play games, talk pre-teen life, and give kids and parents a Friday night break. Questions? Contact Devon Bailey.
Putt your heart into a night of mini-golf at local business

Youth Night: Peter Pan Mini-Golf

Sunday, September 25 | 5:00-7:00PM | 1207 Barton Springs Road
Instead of our regular Engage gathering, we are doing something tee-rific! All youth (6th-12th grades) are invited for a night of putt-putt golf at Peter Pan Mini-Golf. We will meet there and play a round or two depending on the time. Bring $12 and get ready to putt your heart into it! Contact Devon Bailey with questions.
8th-10th graders explore faith in Confirmation

Confirmation Class Begins Soon

Open to 8th-10th Graders
Confirmation offers young people a chance to learn about faith in the United Methodist tradition—our identity as Christians, history and heritage, practices, and beliefs. With weekly gatherings in participant families’ homes from October to April, Confirmation lets youth question, wonder, and learn together in a casual, pressure free environment. Participating families will have input on the day of the week we meet. If you have an 8th-10th grader who is interested in exploring faith through Confirmation.

Middle school retreat to Mo Ranch

Middle School Retreat at Mo Ranch

October 21-23 | 2229 FM 1340, Hunt, Texas | Cost $150
All middle school youth are invited to a wonderful weekend in the Texas hill country! We will hike, kayak, eat s’mores, run wild, and share some meaningful time together. The retreat costs $150 per person. Sign up now and don’t be afraid to rope your friends into the fun, too! In fact, want to make things things interesting. The student who recruits the most new friends (other middle schoolers who don’t currently attend youth) will have their trip fees refunded and can enjoy the fun for free!

Sunday Schedule

Sunday School

Join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. to wake up with fellowship, study, and donuts! We will gather for music and announcements, then split into middle school and high school groups to awaken to God’s word.

6th-8th grades meet in Room 202 in the Family Life Center
9-12th grades meet in Room 203 in the Family Life Center

 

Engage – Sunday Evenings

Engage is taking a little break for the summer, but once school starts, come Sunday nights to dig deeper through fellowship, study, and prayer. We will engage our whole selves in discussion, prayer, and worship…plus a whole lot of fun! Engage meets on Sunday nights weekly throughout the school year from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. 

Connect Self, Community, God

Our Tweens (5th, 6th, and 7th graders) are invited to join us as we build relationships, serve, and help youth connect to one another and with God during the transitional pre-teen years. Connect will meet periodically on Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.

Confirmation

Our 8th, 9th, and 10th graders are invited to take the next step in their faith journey. Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in Baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith. Confirmands are asked to remember their Baptism, so we ask each of our participants to have been baptized prior to completing Confirmation. Confirmands will complete their Confirmation by being asked to take the same vows of membership in The United Methodist Church and our local congregation that all who join are asked.